Poagies are good for most winter riding conditions. They
work well in temperatures down to about –15F. They contain a
lightweight prequilted polyester insulation along with a
lightweight durable waterproof shell. These meet the needs
of the vast majority of riders.
Installation and removal is very
easy and can be done in seconds. No tools or other equipment
and there are no small parts to lose in the snow. Bike
the rider’s hands warm without interfering with using basic controls on
the handlebars. These poagies have enough room to fit over most bar
ends. They fit most straight bar types, but will not fit a multi layer bar
Poagies were designed for the Alaska market. Riding in subarctic conditions
requires special gear such as different lubrication, tires, and Poagies. Riding
with heavy mittens is awkward but with Poagies you can ride in winter and have warm
As the air temperature cools, you need more protection for your hands. Usually this
means wearing a pair of gloves, then 2 pair of gloves, followed by mittens and
still your hands get cold. This happens because with each layer, you are actually
impairing blood circulation to your hands. The layers fill up the space between
your fingers so they can’t keep each other warm. There is the added problem of a
loss of dexterity with each layer you put on.
Poagies work like a sleeping bag does. They create an envelope of warmer air around
your hands without compromising circulation. With Poagies, you can ride in most
winter conditions without bulking up your hands and the adjustable gussets ensure a
wide range of comfort from warmer days to the colder by changing how much air is
allowed in or out depend-ing on conditions and how hard the rider is working.
The Poagies are made to fit the standard straight handlebar type. They are not made
to fit multi layer handlebars. The Poagies are also small enough inside to easily
hold in body heat from the hands while they are inside. If you have a standard
handlebar, or you will switch to one, then Poagies will be a great benefit to your
cold weather biking experience. They are warm, streamlined, and attractive.
The Poagies have a flexible, lightweight internal skeleton that holds its shape.
They are made with a durable nylon shell and have a polyester insulation with a
nylon taffeta lining. There are adjustable forearm gussets to keep out drafts or
let air in depending on conditions. They have two attachment points to the
handlebars and can be installed or taken off in just a few seconds.